Born in Kiambu District; illness beginning about age 4 led to progressively total deafness. 7 years at Kambui Primary School for Deaf Children, then graduated the C.M. Nyangoma Technical School for the Deaf with a certificate in tailoring. After various tailoring jobs and further training, set up his own successful tailoring business at Githunguri, Kiambu.
We Too Can Do It, p.10.